mazuma

See also: mazumā

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish מזומן (mezumen, cash), from Hebrew מְזוּמָּן (m'zumán, prepared, ready; cash), passive present participle of זִימֵּן (zimén, to prepare, appoint).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mazuma (uncountable)

  1. (US, slang) Cash, money.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 1181:
      I can post some strong-arm talent outside, but even non-Union like everything else in town, after a while that runs into considerable mazuma—so we should be thinking about longer-term solutions.

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

mazuma m

  1. genitive singular form of mazums
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